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menendez. krystal, will we look back and say that this is the week that decided this election? >> i think we will look back and say this is the week that he sealed the deal. if the president came into this week with a lead in the critical battleground states, he came in with a little bit of momentum, although things were relatively static. but i do think between the response to hurricane sandy, between the way that governor christie embraced him this week, mayor bloomberg's endorsement, the magazine endorsement and then the jobs number today i think sealed the deal. i think it's the critical piece. as we respond as a country to a natural disaster to a crisis situation, we realize ultimately that we really are in this together. we can't go it alone. we need each other. we are brothers keepers, our sisters keeper. >> alicia, do you think in times to come we will say this is the week that decided the election? >> i think he came in this week as a very favorable position and it's as good as it gets. listen, we knew that the closing arguments would be very much the same as the opening argument
day sew lay. >> joining me now msnbc's krystal ball and ari. it's always a good day on the campaign trail when bill clinton is talking about the circumstance day sole lay. >> i couldn't agree more. >> is chris christie coming out of the woodwork to announce that he is, in fact, supporting mitt romney lesn anyone else think otherwise. >> i endorsed mitt romney 13 months ago because i thought he was the best guy for the job and on tuesday i'm voting for mitt romney because i think he's the best guy for the job but that doesn't mean that i can't turn to the president and saying thank you sir for providing good leadership and extend my hand of friendship to him. >> krystal, there has been so much blowback on chris christie's photo-ops. what do you make of that statement? >> well, it's interesting bus rupert murdoch said something, like they needed to renew their vows, chris christie and mitt romney. >> right. >> and i think as swing state voters we're watching chris christie's praise of the president, they probably were feeling like he was sort of backing the president. so i understand
is krystal ball, co-host of "the cycle" on msnbc and e.j. dionne, an msnbc contributor. thank you both for being here. >> thanks, reverend. >> good to be with you. >> krystal, let me start with you. what did you make of the president's speech today? >> i think the overall message is, i'm willing and ready to work with anyone who is ready and reasonable but i'm not going to be run over and there's certain principles i'm not willing to compromise on. you played the clip of him saying, let's extend the class cuts for the middle class, for everyone up to the top 2%, let's do that right now. and i think that makes a lot of sense both in terms of what the american people think and also politically. you know, it doesn't -- there is no argument that republicans can make against doing that. we all agree ongoing ahead and extending the bush tax cuts up to $250,000 and then let's work out the rest down the road. of course, they won't do that because then it looks so bad if they are just arguing for keeping tax rates low on the wealthiest individuals in the country. >> now, e.j., speaker bone, it
tuesday, november 6th. i'm krystal ball, and i approve this message. all right. that does it for us at the cycle. >> krystal ball says an act of god breaks the demonization of this president. thank you and good afternoon it's thursday, november 1st, and where did that mice old mitt romney go? mean old mitt is back on the trail. >>> five days to go and the pace is fast and furious. >> i was a leader in the boy scouts of america some years ago. >> no! faster than that. >> you know i'll fight for you and your families every single day as hard as i know how. you know that. >> if i'm re-elected -- excuse me, if i'm elected. >> we've gone too far to turn back now. >> we need you, virginia. we've got to take become america. >> together we'll renew those bonds and reaffirm that spirit that makes the united states of america the greatest nation on earth. thank you, wisconsin. >> while full fury abounds about two politicians helping millions. >> is it possible obama called christie and said you want some money? you better let me come. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal co
analyst karen finney is a former communications director for the dnc and krystal ball is my colleague and co-host of "the cycle." they're calling this the year of the woman, but it didn't come a minute too soon, did it? because according to one study, the united states is tied with turkmenistan of 78th in the world in terms of its percentage of women legislators. so despite what's happened this week, there's a heck of a lot of work to do, isn't there? >> absolutely. 20 women now in the senate. that's record-breaking. previous record was 17 women, but the fact that 20 women is the record is in and of itself pretty astonishing. the one thing i would note to you though is in general, and this is statistically-borne out, when democrats do well across the country, more women get into office. when we had the 2010 republican wave, it was the first time that the number of women in the house of representatives actually went backwards. so now that we have, you know, a democratic really landslide across the country, particularly in the senate, that's why we're seeing historic increases in the nu
krystal's seat. >> nice to be here. >> let's pick up on the point about susan. that was kind of a gripping, dramatic moment there, that defense by obama of susan rice. of course, the broader issue here is susan rice supposedly at the top of the white house's list to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. you had today john mccain, you have lindsey graham saying if he puts that nomination forward in the senate, we'll fight it with everything we have and it would be potentially an ugly partisan fight with name forward but looking at the defense offered today and said if he wasn't sure he was going to nominate her before today, sure seems like he will now. >> i think there's a battle for her reputation. i think the president feels as i do that she's done a great job as u.n. ambassador and unfairly blamed for this. all she did is talk about what the intelligence agencies had given her. clearly there's a breakdown and fault here and should find out who did it. i don't think it's susan rice's fault. as a prakt cll, political matter it is difficult for her to get confirmed. does the presi
>> nate cohen is crunching the numbers. >> i'm krystal ball. from coffins to clintons to celebrities and big bird. which ad didn't fly with voters? >> i'm s.e. cupp. it's a matter of hours until we know whether mitt romney is moving to 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> just 1,462 days to election day 2016. hillary clinton you're the next contestant, come on down. i'm ahead of myself. you're in "the cycle" for monday, november 5th. >> this is it. t mif minus one day and counting. tomorrow the talking ends while people vote and the counting begins. the what kind of election will 2012 be? we know the polls nationwide show a virtual tie. we know that polls in the big battleground states give the president a small but persistent edge. there are gaps with each campaign, gender, enthusiasm, race and income. today we compare 2012 with three previous elections, 1980, 2000 and 2004. in 2004 it was a turnout election and a change of 70,000 votes in ohio would have meant president kerry. in 2000 gore won popt lar vote but bush prespraled in the electoral college. 1980 was thought fairl
headed right off the cliff. joining me now is krystal ball, jonathan capehart, writer for "the washington post" and an msnbc contributor. thanks for coming on the show. >> thanks for having us. >> gop consultant mike murphy tweeted something interesting today. he said, quote, one sad possibility, mitt was our hubert h. humphrey, 1968 equivalent. next up? our mcgovern of 1972. yes, it could get even worse before it gets better. the point murphy is making is that democrats ignored their loss in the election in 1968. instead of nominating a more modern figure in '72 they went further to the left and lost probably the biggest loss of that time. i think the governor only won one state. do you think that's going to happen to the republicans? >> i certainly think it's possible and somewhat of an argument can be made that they already sort of went down that path. the argument after john mccain in 2008 was he wasn't conservative enough. a lot of people are still saying he wasn't a real conservative. he really didn't believe in the values. there's also this notion that, you know, the problem isn't
. krystal may be a virginia native, but this is my state today. i cycled down to this key state. well, i took the train. >> steve is spewing lies on the campaign trail. we're bringing you the truth on "the cycle" on this election day, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. ♪ >>> well, i think i speak for everyone when i say finally it all comes down to this, election day 2012. americans across the country are at the polls this hour casting their vote for president. can you feel the excitement? i'm excited. turnout is expected to be strong. a record 30 million americans have already cast their vote in early votes. as a rule of thumb, we don't use polls on voting day, so we don't skew the electorate. we know this race is going to be close. all eyes are on the battlegrounds. we get the first results in four hours when polls close in virginia. 30 minutes later ohio closes followed by florida, new hampshire and pennsylvania at 8:00 eastern. colorado and wisconsin at 9:00, nevada and iowa where this all started close at 10:00. i already hit the polls this morning with krystal. i wonder if we canceled
and krystal ball my colleague. before i say anything else, i want to say i love you women. >> yeah! >> on a serious note, mitt romney tells us america is inches from the apocalypse, we're going to lose our freedoms and our foundation of our judeo-christian religion. >> i did write about that -- >> i read that. that's why i'm asking. >> when people get apocalyptic, i guess i believe in the country more than you do. we've had a pretty solid run. we've had republican presidents and democratic presidents. we've made a lot of mistakes but capitalism has somehow survived. during the great depression the top income tax rate was 90%. you know what? we're still like buying stuff that's different off of the shelves. we don't have a lot of brand "x." we're not a socialist country. >> so no armageddon. >> no armageddon. >> okay. krystal, let's stay with this for a moment. the president -- let's say the president is victorious. the senate remains democrat, the house remains republican, what happens in relation to people like john boehner who for the last few years and, indeed, his fellow compat
for the republican party. joining me now are msnbc's krystal ball and ryan grimm. kryst krystal, that house of representatives is a soviet style institution. the leadership has those people locked in, especially the traditionalists, the loyal soldiers like cole. boehner needs him saying this and that's why he hasn't shut him down. this is the biggest step they have made yet toward the president. >> yeah, i think that's right and frankly, their position is untenable because it put them in a very difficult position of saying look, let's all agree that we want to keep the rates where they are for the middle class and we can talk about this other piece. how can you defend holding hostage the middle class tax cuts? so i think you're right. tom cole not only needs to signal that republicans are reasonable, that they want to make the president, he has to start setting expectations with his base that they're going to have to compromise and john boehner has been sort o the image of the guy who wants to reach across the aisle in terms of house republicans and he's really tried in these negotiations t
to our panel. krystal ball is my colleague. michael scherer is white house correspondent for "time" magazine and msnbc contributor goldie taylor is with us, too. krystal, i'm not a gynecologist so i'm not going to look at things through that particular prism. but please tell me what you think of this line from the romney tapes. are you ready for it? >> i'm ready. >> okay. here it is. free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women. the man is a genius. >> well, here is what's so funny to me about that line, too. you heard from republicans during the campaign, oh, democrats are just reducing women down to abortions and birth control, but now apparently ex post facto in the analysis, they desaied women were just voting on contraceptives and birth control. they should have just been sending out free condoms. >> another choice bit from mr. romney. take a listen, goldie. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> gol
all my halloween candy. >> let's get right to our panel. krystal ball, co-host of "the cycle" and msnbc contributor susan and nina turner of ohio. senator turner, i want to start with you. let's talk a little turkey -- sorry, i had to do that -- about the war on women, because republicans, you know, they raged this war on women. they lost. women spoke. they don't seem to get it. in your state of ohio, for example, we've got republicans pushing a bill that would defund planned parenthood and otherologic laother legislation looking at other legislation. what is going on in ohio? >> insanity. i mean, it's just maddening. these men pushing these bills and some misguided women, very few, they don't understand the intellect and import of women having the ability to make their own health care decisions. a lot of gop members talk about small government. they don't care about small government. maybe small government, small enough to fit into a woman's womb. they are using public policy to subjugate women and it's wrong, wrong, wrong all day long. they haven't learned their lesson. >>
governor chris christie join forces. krystal ball and richard wolffe are here. >>> in the rewrite, we'll show you just how hard it is being mitt romney these days and being utterly irrelevant to the most important story in america. repairing the damage from hurricane sandy. and we'll show you that on video. we'll show you just how idiotic mitt romney can be when the anti-fema candidate tries to show his expertise in storm cleanup. this is video that you have got to see. it's in the "rewrite." ♪ chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> they were political opponents just days ago. now they have bonded in tragedy. we'll have more on president obama and governor christie next. and what will happen just six days from now when polls open, or they try to open, in the midst of the cleanup from hurricane sandy? we'll have a look at election mechanics. that's coming up. [ female announcer ] food, meet flavor. flavor, meet food. it's time for swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth in easy to use packets. mix it
and nobody knows how this will end. joining me now, steve kornacki and krystal ball, co-hosts of "the cycle" on msnbc. >> our guys, the upper echelon of the republican party, want to fashion themselves as members of the ruling class. we the country class are not in the ruling class. we're in a problem. >> steve, limbaugh is pointing to a big split in the party. where do you think this is going? is this a fight we're going to see rush and the establishment have? >> yeah. this is the problem for the republican party. that kind of a fight is probably good for rush limbaugh in terms of it gives him something to talk about, gives him status within the conservative movement. and it really allows him to rile up his audience, his base and say, i'm the voice of the pure conservative. it's this sellouts in the party establishment who were trying to get us to fold on our principles on what we believe on. rush throughout his career, he can go back two deck as and see them fighting george bush sr. on tax increases. he's done well defining himself as the voice of the pure party base. the party base likes
to sell that. romney didn't. >> msnbc's krystal ball and ari melber. a republican strategist had the best take away. and he says, if you are a voter and you look at the republican party and the first thing you see is republican leaders dumping all over the guy they spent two years telling us should be the leader of the country, that doesn't make you feel better about the republican party. >> it's a fair point that e he makes there. it is amazing how quickly as soon as they had anything possible to seize upon, how quickly they threw mitt romney under the bus. but there's a danger here because there was starting to ab real conversation among conservatives about policy changes. now it seems like the default position is we ran a terrible candidate so we lost. so that's the danger here. but it's incredible how quickly they have run away from this guy should be the leader of the free world to this guy is the worst person ever, i can't believe what idiotic things he's saying. >> i think in some ways, it's cathartic for republicans to run over the legacy. but to krystal's point, does the american
illegal in that state. krystal ball, there are so many things to catch up on what happened last night. but let's start with mitt romney. republicans said when they were running against him, he's the worst possible candidate they could nominate. >> right. >> it's hard to say. the trouble is the guys who were saying that were much worse candidates. when newt gingrich says you're the worst candidate, that's not true. >> right. >> but my feeling from the start was the republicans did not have someone who could beat president obama. >> i think that's true, out of that group, rick perry, herman cain, plaintiff was the best candidate. i think that is correct. but there's a danger to them looking too much to the personality of mitt romney saying he was not the right guy, he didn't do a good job. in fact his own party doomed him. the positions he had to take in the primary on immigration, on women's issues, on not accepting a 10-1 spending cut to tax increase deal, those things set him up for defeat and he was never able to overcome the sense that he is part of this party that has done everyth
of this attitude. and now they're just looking like a lost cause. joining me now is steve car kna krystal ball. why doesn't the gop look to chris christie assist a role model? he's the most popular person in their party right now? >> hopefully some in the gop do. you have to remember that a lot of people, a lot of folks in the republican party were very upset with chris christie for being so bipartisan, for -- for daring to compliment the president for his responsiveness in hurricane sandy, so there's still some upset there over that. you know, i think the other thing this points out, you were mentioning, chris christie underscoring how important bipartisanship and cooperation is to voters. the other thing i think it underscores is how effective government is important to voters. peel saw him doing a great job handling hurricane sandy and republicans for so long have been the party of obstructionism, of doing everything they can to keep government from working. that's the other message. people to want see a government that actually works. >> and a government that deals together in crisis, when some
basically, we could be looking at the same old story here, steve. >> hey, mike, it's krystal. we know the president's back on the campaign trail, but he and his administration are in constant contact with the fema director, correct? >> reporter: right, we heard from jay carney, we can hear him from 35,000 feet in the briefing room, it is piped in as he briefs a pool back in the press corps back on air force one. he says the president has been in regular contact with the administrator of fema, craig fugate. he talked to him on the phone today. the president, in carney's words, trying to ensure the bureaucracy and red tape is kept to a minimum. carney also pointing out that the president is going to be convening conference calls with local officials. the president has declared states of emergency, federal states of emergency, in connecticut, new york and new jersey. and that clears up red tape and also makes certain things available to citizens and local governments, low-interest loans, temporary housing and things of that nature. the white house eager to let us know the president is st
for having me. >> up next, the world bank turning up the heat, but krystal seeing the sunny side. she tries to talk steve off the ledge. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, like celebrex, ibuprofen, naproxen, and meloxicam have the same cardiovascular warning. they all may increase the chance of heart attack or stroke, which can lead to death. this chance increases if you have heart disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure or
la rosa at one of the nation's biggest hubs, hartsfield jackson international airport. >> krystal, as far as weather and travel goes, you have the whole fanpackage right now. we happen to be right now is called the downtown connecter. where we have the major interstates 75 and 85 connecting in midtown, getting through downtown atlanta and then taking you off towards the airport which is south of town. it has been clear skies, clear sailing since this morning where usually you have about 200,000 to 300,000 travelers on this very busy stretch of highway on any given day any way but all is well. hasn't been the case all across the country, of course. the big northwest pacific northwest storm continuing to bring driving rain and wind. places like the 5, i-90 out of seattle: past there, mountain snow. the wind and rain continues but looks like that will ease up as we get in towards tomorrow. but we'll have to keep an eye on san francisco and seattle for potential delays. and of course, earlier today it was all about the fog. in places like st. louis, indianapolis reported low visibilit
down the road to 2016. mo, you've worked for hillary clinton. does your krystal ball tell you we're going o see new faces or might there be a clinton and a bush trying to reach the oval office? what do you think about that? >> i think my krystal ball is pretty foggy these days. but i'll say this. of course there's going to be some new faces and secretary clinton has said pretty clearly that she has no intention to run. she don't want to run. maybe that changes, i don't know. there's plenty of time for that to be decided. >> yes. >> but there are going to be some new faces on both sides of the aisle. there's some rising stars in the represent tan party. there's some rising stars in the democratic party. there's a lot of 2k3wr0u7d be to cover between now and then. i'm sure the best candidates will emerge soon enough. >> david, give me your sense of jeb bush. do you think he's really what republicans want? >> look, he was a terrific governor of florida. he is well liked, well respected. he's got a great mind. i think one of the silver linings in this election, and there weren't many
there. >> i want to go back to something krystal said a minute ago. closing ranks behind susan rice because much political battle lines in this. you made the point earlier if you just looked at this without regard to benghazi and said john mccain realistically speaking, who potentially could appoint secretary of state that would agree ideological with you. realistically susan rice is as good as he can do. the consensus in the democratic party is probably to the right of it. i wonder is there any push-back from the left or from democrats in washington toward the administration just saying, hey, look, don't fall for this trap of nominating susan rice because you have to? get somebody that agrees more? >> susan rice is very well respected, and i know a lot of progressives wanted her to be a spokesperson because they thought she was effective. susan rice is known as the conscience of the administration when it comes to human rights. se favors a muscular intervention diplomacy and is probably more willing to intervene on human rights issues than john kerry would be. john kerry, if he wer
. krystal ball is co-host of "the cycle" ask taure also co-host. one hour is clearly not enough for you. >> not enough for you. >> no, i love you both. you believe the house republicans, the way they broke for the president, that they would choose when they appoint committee chairs to have diversity but, in fact, every single chair is a white male. can you explain that? >> you would think to also note asians went for obama. gay americans went for obama. women went for obama -- >> but the republican party continues with the old, white men. >> they don't understand the demography. they don't understand identity issues in general. i see a difficult time just even having twitter conversations with them about identity. anything you say that notices race it becomes a discussion. you're racist. noticing race doesn't mean you're a racist. look, many studies have shown that diversity in and of itself is positive for a body. having different people from different backgrounds helps the body come to a better position. >> that's what the evidence suggests. >> overwhelmingly so. they don't realize th
>> i'm krystal ball. we do have a little bit of work to do. a big cat nap meeting at the white house and the spth upping the ante. we break it all down. >> i'm toure and certain to win the $550 million but i'll be available to guest star on "martin" because i do this for the love of game. >> i'm s.e. cupp. i wasn't included in the pool. i was duck hunting in louisiana and missed it but i'll have the last laugh. i'm in my own pool and people don't know about flying coconuts. yeah, it's a thing. >> plus my fake talking as a way to mess things up in the senate. i'm going to miss you guys. for the last time, "the cycle" begins right now. >>> you know, on second thought, 280 million after taxes so what are we getting all excited about? president obama is meeting with his cabinet at the white house. we'll get the first pictures of that any minute now. earlier today, the president pushed the congress to react on keeping middle class tax rates where they currently stand. >> i'm asking congress to listen to the people who sent us here to serve. i'm asking americans all across the countr
>>> i'm krystal ball. if you were with us in the election you know thursdays meant political baseball. after baseball comes basketball season. who thought we were done with the sports thing? >> i'm jonathan capehart. steve car knack k-- >> i wish they sold tickets to this one. >> every league has its basement dwellers. if politics is basketball, who would be the washington wizards? >> as you can tell we didn't win the powerball last night unfortunately. but today's show is a slam dunk. let's start the shot clock. >>> for all of you who loved my thursday political baseball metaphors during the presidential election, i've got some great news for you. with the month long debate now set for all of december on the so-called fiscal cliff, and with congress and the president probably waiting till the last minute, we now have basketball thursdays here on "the cycle." score! a tip of the jersey to hall of fame coach steve smith of north carolina. with all the talk and posturing going on, mr. director, do you have our fancy animation on this? he says it's not ready yet. >> why not? >>
for thousands of victims today. >> i'm krystal
>>> you are in democracy plaza and more importantly here on "the cycle." i'm krystal ball. we're work forge the weekend to bring the best election coverage all around. >> i'm s.e. cupp then there were three. time is running out in this presidential race and both campaigns are running around. a presidential marathon and the finish line is the white house. >> i'm toure. "the cycle" is bringing to it you from our loins. >> i'm taking you to "the politico" twilight zone. >> all that plus dr. jay, governor ed rendell and we're crunching the numbers. "the cycle" is going big on this saturday, november 3rd, 2012. >>> good special saturday cycle to you. and we are finally here. the ninth inning of the politics as baseball cycle game and to quote my fellow play-by-play man keith jackson, whoa nelly. [ laughter ] anyway the national poll shows a virtual tie with the president having a slight but persistent lead in some of the key battleground states. he has to close the deal. the deal is in the midwest. the candidates, their wives and running mates are covering eight battleground states
cycle." what will washington do about taxes and spending cuts? >> i'm krystal ball. let the countdown again, 73 days until the inauguration. come on, nobody can replace hillary. >> amen. i'm toure, i'm not crazy about the cops, but i believe the police. what a great band. i'm excited. we'll have one from
from both parties join us today. >> i'm krystal ball, and there's breaking news in the middle east. israeli troops gathering right now on the gaza border after hamas fires a roktd
of us are least prepared to weather it.krystal ball. the dingdong may be dead, and there might be a twinkle
. the person we turn to for answers when the arab spring first sprung. >> i'm krystal ball. it's so secret it has to be hand carried from office to office. it's a story the administration divided on one of the most controversial tools. >> i'm susan del percio. s.e.'s on assignment. >> you're in "the cycle" where anything can happen. we're back to work here on "the cycle" today and congress is slowly making its
than $250,000. he's made that clear. >> so, krystal, the rates go up. that's what it will consist of among other things. >> all right, unless of course they go over the cliff and they don't have to vote to increase taxes and maybe they didn't violate the pledge. in grover's eyes, they would be violating the american. i think what carney's comments underscore is how strong of a hand the president has here. not only do they agree with the reality that it will be republicans fault and that republicans set up this whole situation and that he has that negotiation of going over the cliff and the rates go up for everyone if you do that. he's been very smart about positioning this, too, saying you guys, we all agree on extending existing tax rates. let's do that and then we can deal with this other piece. will i play lawyer for one second. the whole way that marginal rates work, they can benefit on 250,000. it is misleading to say it's 98% only. it's 100%. because the first $250,000 you make, whether you make that much or more, benefits. if you look at the data, it's about a $12,000 cut u
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